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Alison

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1905 7 7 0
1907 5 5 0
1910 5 5 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 19 12 7
1914 28 22 6
1915 16 16 0
1916 15 15 0
1917 20 20 0
1918 29 18 11
1919 17 17 0
1920 17 10 7
1921 24 19 5
1922 21 21 0
1923 27 22 5
1924 34 23 11
1925 21 14 7
1926 22 22 0
1927 25 25 0
1928 33 28 5
1929 14 14 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 27 21 6
1932 35 35 0
1933 26 26 0
1934 56 50 6
1935 35 35 0
1936 51 51 0
1937 44 38 6
1938 43 43 0
1939 44 44 0
1940 42 42 0
1941 35 35 0
1942 85 78 7
1943 67 67 0
1944 82 77 5
1945 125 120 5
1946 220 214 6
1947 233 233 0
1948 273 268 5
1949 324 317 7
1950 359 352 7
1951 419 419 0
1952 444 439 5
1953 493 493 0
1954 626 619 7
1955 544 544 0
1956 592 592 0
1957 576 570 6
1958 991 991 0
1959 1,195 1,195 0
1960 1,267 1,267 0
1961 1,412 1,407 5
1962 1,423 1,417 6
1963 1,394 1,389 5
1964 1,453 1,453 0
1965 1,458 1,458 0
1966 958 958 0
1967 900 894 6
1968 905 905 0
1969 1,081 1,076 5
1970 1,773 1,765 8
1971 2,223 2,211 12
1972 1,824 1,809 15
1973 1,937 1,927 10
1974 2,095 2,081 14
1975 2,282 2,266 16
1976 2,289 2,272 17
1977 2,389 2,376 13
1978 2,443 2,433 10
1979 2,949 2,936 13
1980 2,994 2,980 14
1981 2,718 2,703 15
1982 2,746 2,726 20
1983 2,504 2,491 13
1984 2,523 2,511 12
1985 2,836 2,828 8 #97 girl name
1986 2,999 2,974 25 #96 girl name
1987 2,786 2,770 16 #100 girl name
1988 2,553 2,540 13
1989 2,517 2,490 27
1990 2,374 2,361 13
1991 2,167 2,154 13
1992 2,071 2,064 7
1993 2,245 2,239 6
1994 2,127 2,122 5
1995 1,952 1,952 0
1996 1,901 1,901 0
1997 1,770 1,763 7
1998 1,646 1,641 5
1999 1,536 1,527 9
2000 1,387 1,382 5
2001 1,359 1,359 0
2002 1,360 1,360 0
2003 1,419 1,413 6
2004 1,437 1,432 5
2005 1,256 1,256 0
2006 1,221 1,216 5
2007 1,179 1,169 10
2008 1,254 1,247 7
2009 1,455 1,446 9
2010 1,216 1,216 0
2011 1,277 1,271 6
2012 1,187 1,182 5
2013 1,072 1,066 6
2014 1,118 1,118 0
2015 963 963 0

Fun Facts about the name Alison

  • How many people with the first name Alison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,098 babies born with the first name Alison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Alison to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Alison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1905 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Alison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Alison is Saturday, April 30th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Alison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Alison was in 1980 with a total of 2,980 babies. That's a lot of babies named Alison!
  • Random Alison Factoid: According to the 1989 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Alison ranks 81st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 108 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1989.
  • Weird things about the name Alison: Your name in reverse order is Nosila. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ialnso. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Alison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 718 people with the last name Alison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Alison? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Alison as their last name since less than 1 person in 417k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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Popularity of Alison as a first name

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Popularity of Alison as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Alison U.S.
  White 77.72% 64.26%
  African American 9.33% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 5.85% 16.26%

Of Last Name Alison

People with the last name Alison are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Alison" mean? The list below shows the origins of Alison as well as things modernly associated with the name Alison such as celebrities named Alison.

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Origin and Meaning of Alison

The name "Alison" is of English origin, and it means "Son of the Noble One". It's a name commonly given to girls.

From Old French Alison, brought to England by the Normans, diminutive of Aliz, cognate to English Alice, from Old High German Adalhaid (“of noble kind”). Became Middle English Alisoun.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons With the Name Alison

Alison Brie

Alison Brie is an actress. She has been prominent since 2004. Alison was given the name Alison Brie Schermerhorn on December 29th, 1982 in Hollywood, California, U.S.

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Ali Larter

Ali Larter is an actress, model, and model (people). She was most active from 1997 to present. Ali was given the name Alison Elizabeth Larter on February 28th, 1976 in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, United States. Ali is also known as Allegra Coleman.

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Alison Sudol

Alison Sudol is a musician, actor, singer-songwriter, writer, and pianist. Her ongoing career started in 2006. Alison was given the name Alison Loren Sudol on December 23rd, 1984 in Seattle, Washington, United States. Alison is also known as A Fine Frenzy and Alison Monro.

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Alison Krauss

Alison Krauss is a musician. She plays Vocals, fiddle, piano, and mandolin. She has been prominent since 1984. Alison was born on July 23rd, 1971 in Decatur, Illinois, United States.

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Alison Pill

Alison Pill is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Alison was born on November 27th, 1985.

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Alison Moyet

Alison Moyet is a new wave, synthpop, pop, blues, pop rock, and new wave music musician. She was most active from 1978 to present. Alison was given the name Geneviève Alison Jane Moyet on June 18th, 1961. Alison is also known as Alf.

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  • Alison Eastwood
    (actress)
  • Alison Lohman
    (actress)
  • Alison Sweeney
    (actress)
  • Alison Mosshart
    (musician)
  • Alison Wonderland
    (disc jockey)
  • Alison Arngrim
    (actress)
  • Alysson Paradis
    (actress)
  • Alison Bechdel
    (cartoonist)
  • Alison Haislip
    (actress)
  • Alison Doody
    (actress)
  • Alison Hewson
    (activist)
  • Alison Steadman
    (actress)
  • Alison Goldfrapp
    (musician)
  • Alison Balsom
    (musician)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Alison

Dorothy Alison

Dorothy Alison was a famous individual. Dorothy was born on April 4th, 1925 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. She passed away on January 17th, 1992.

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John Richardson Alison

John Richardson Alison was a northrop corporation. His military service ended in 1955. John was born on November 21st, 1912 in Gainesville, Florida. John is also known as Johnny Alison. He passed away on June 6th, 2011.

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Alison

Alison is a soccer player for the Santos FC and Brazil national under-20 football team. Alison was born on March 1st, 1993 in Mongaguá, Brazil. Alison is also known as Alison.

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Jane Alison

Jane Alison is an important human.

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Bt Sir Archibald Alison

Bt Sir Archibald Alison was an advocate and historian. Bt was born on December 29th, 1792 in Parsonage of Kenley, Shropshire. He left this life on May 23rd, 1867.

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Archibald Alison

Archibald Alison was a writer. Archibald was born on November 13th, 1757 in Edinburgh. He died on May 17th, 1839.

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What does the name Alison mean?

Ais for approachable, constantly meeting new people

Lis for luster, your shine.

Iis for incorruptible, always standing up for what is right

Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

Ois for optimistic, look at the bright side!

Nis for notable, distinguished are your feats

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